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John Francis Trump @ Twin City Talks

  • Foothills Brewing, Footnote Event Space 634 W. 4th St Ste #120 Winston-Salem, NC 27101 United States (map)

Join the Winston-Salem Journal for the second in a series of Twin City Talks Community Forums.  This free event is open to the public, but an RSVP is required

For the second forum, the topic will be Spirited Talk: Can We Drink Our Way to Prosperity?  

With the influx of wineries, breweries and distilleries in and around our community, what kind of economic impact does this have in #wsnc? How many does Winston-Salem need? How does the alcohol industry contribute to the City of Arts & Innovation?

Public input: We welcome questions from the public around this topic.  Citizens may email their question in advance to or via Twitter via@twincitytalks.  Written questions will also be collected at the forum and the moderator will address as many questions as possible within the time allowed. 


  • Jamie Bartholomaus - Owner, Foothills Brewery
  • Mark Friszolowsk - Winemaker, Childress Winery
  • John Trump - Author, "Still and Barrel"
  • Marcheta Cole Keefer - Visit Winston-Salem


About Twin City Talks

Discussion. The definition of the word is consideration of a question in open and informal debate.

Simply talking about an idea is a powerful exercise. We do it all the time at work and at home. We talk to people close to us and we share ideas with random strangers.

Discussion is how we find our way through the world. We talk to each other, share ideas and oftentimes take action.

The staff at the Winston-Salem Journal is continually looking for new ways to get people talking to each other, in meaningful ways, which led to the idea to do something rather simple: Let’s get people together to talk about things that matter to them.


A lifelong newspaper reporter & editor in NC, Trump received an MFA in narrative nonfiction from Goucher College. His thesis, which told the stories and profiles of North Carolina’s craft distilleries, evolved into a regular Huffington Post blog focused on the subject. That blog was the impetus for Still & Barrel.

Later Event: April 3
Don Morrill @ UNC Asheville